Andrew LoweElement Pictures Founder and Co-CEO

Andrew Lowe co-founded Element Pictures with Ed Guiney in 2001. Element has offices in Dublin, Belfast and London and works across film and television production. As Founder and Co-CEO, his focus is on production and the financing and commercial exploitation of Element’s slate.

Current film productions and upcoming releases, which Andrew is a producer on, include Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS, starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe (Film4/Searchlight Pictures); along with AND (Film4/ Searchlight Pictures); Stephen Williams historical biopic CHEVALIER, starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Searchlight Pictures); and Rungano Nyoni’s second feature film, ON BECOMING A GUINEA FOWL (BBC Film/A24). 

Previous productions include Sebastián Lelio’s THE WONDER, starring Florence Pugh (Netflix); Joanna Hogg’s THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER (BBC Films/ A24) and THE SOUVENIR PART II (BBC Films and A24); Phyllida Lloyd’s HERSELF; Sean Durkin’s THE NEST; all of Lenny Abrahamson’s films including the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning ROOM, and THE LITTLE STRANGER; Yorgos Lanthimos’ English language films THE LOBSTER (Jury Prize, Cannes), THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning THE FAVOURITE.

Andrew’s most recent executive producer credits for television include Nancy Harris’ THE DRY (Britbox/ITV Studios); Shane Meadows’ period drama THE GALLOWS POLE (BBC/A24) which is currently in post-production. Previous credits include the adaptations of Sally Rooney’s novels, CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS, and NORMAL PEOPLE, both directed by Lenny Abrahamson (BBC/HULU).

Before setting up Element Pictures, Lowe, a chartered accountant, freelanced as a production accountant and was Head of Business Affairs at the Irish Film Board.  Andrew is Chair of the IBEC (Irish Employers representative body) Audiovisual Federation.

In May 2022, Fremantle acquired a majority stake in Element Pictures to expand their capacity and continue producing television and film for international audiences.

Andrew is also a director of a distribution company, Volta Pictures, as well as the Light House Cinema in Dublin and Pálás Cinema in Galway.

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